Top 5 Monuments in South Africa

Fredrick Ngugi Mar 3, 2017 at 04:00pm

March 03, 2017 at 04:00 pm | History

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

March 03, 2017 at 04:00 pm | History

5. Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope. Photo credit: Portfolio Collection

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest remaining colonial building in South Africa. It has witnessed the establishment of a very diverse and prosperous nation. The gigantic structure was constructed by the Dutch East India Company from 1666 to 1679. Located in Cape Town, the castle was declared a historical monument (now a provincial heritage site) in 1936. Part of the fort was used as a prison during the Second Boer War between 1899 and 1902.

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